By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A profitable horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples girls like wines. yet after having his center trampled upon via an individual he truly enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a girl back, not to mention be ensnared by way of the seize of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry understands that he'd most sensible commence working from London's matchmaking moms and widows. Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, simply to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a gorgeous, autonomous widow. And ahead of he is aware it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from the city filled with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to simply accept his numerous bargains of aid. Lucinda is impressive -- an clever, gentle, marriage valuable girl -- yet will Harry allow himself be taken prisoner during this so much passionate of traps?
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Babbacombe would shortly be returning to Yorkshire, well beyond his reach, while he intended to retire to Lester Hall in Berkshire, had persuaded him to do so. That, and the desire to see her again, to look into her misty blue eyes— one last time. He had expected to share table with his aunt, his brother, his aunt’s house guests—and no one else. Theoretically, the current situation, with so many distractions, should have reassured him. In fact, it did the opposite. With a nod, and a swift glance at Mrs.
Men crowded about, jostling each other but not touching them. They stood close, so close the small ruffle on Lucinda’s bodice brushed the long lapel of Harry’s coat. He sensed its flutter as her breathing grew more rapid but he was lost in her eyes, in a world of misty blue. He watched them widen, darken. Her lips softened, parted. Her bodice made contact with his coat. His head had begun its slow descent when sanity awoke—and frantically hauled on his reins. Great heavens! They were in the winner’s circle at Newmarket!
Jake Blount shifted. ” “I believe Mr. ” The big man nodded. Lucinda nodded decisively back. “Very well—you may conduct me over the inn. ” Without pause, she swept about. ” She glided towards the door, her skirts stirring up dust eddies. From the corner of her eye, she saw Blount stare, open-mouthed, then come hurrying around the counter. Harry Lester simply stood and watched her, an inscrutable expression on his face. Lucinda swept on—into the gloomy, heavily shuttered room. ” Blount cast her a flustered glance, then lumbered to the windows.
An Unwilling Conquest (Mira Historical Romance) by Stephanie Laurens